Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4179-1 linux-tools -- security update

Date Reported:
24 Apr 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:

This update doesn't fix a vulnerability in linux-tools, but provides support for building Linux kernel modules with the retpoline mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre variant 2).

This update also includes bug fixes from the upstream Linux 3.16 stable branch up to and including 3.16.56.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.16.56-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-tools packages.

For the detailed security status of linux-tools please refer to its security tracker page at: